RAPID Transport of the Critical Care Patient

1st Edition


  • Rosemary Adam
  • Chris Cebollero
    • Print ISBN 9780323057745

    Key Features

    • A compact 3 x 5.5-inch size makes it easy to fit this guide into your pocket.
    • Essential information includes ventilation and RSI, intraaortic balloon pump usage, pharmacologic management guidelines, hemodynamic monitoring techniques and troubleshooting, neurologic assessment and management tools, pediatric assessment and management tools, trauma assessment tools, laboratory values, drug calculation formulas, and much more!
    • Concise, accessible bullet points and numbered lists make key information easy to find, read, and understand.
    • Full-color illustrations show clear, vivid presentations of essential concepts and common cardiac rhythms.
    • Colored tabs separate and identify each section so you can quickly locate information in an emergency.
    • Water- and stain-resistant paper provides the durability to stand up to field use.
    • Convenient spiral binding allows the guide lay flat for easier use during a critical care call.

    Table of Contents


    Airway Control and Ventilation

    Calculating Tank Life

    Common Tank Sizes and Factors

    Oxygen Concentrations to Liter Per Minute Flow

    Rapid Sequence Intubation

    RSI Drugs for Sedation

    RSI Drugs for Paralysis

    Neuromuscular Blockade

    Train of Four Monitoring for Patients Receiving Neuromuscular Blockade


    Blood Gases-Adult

    Acid Base Imbalances

    Chest Radiograph

    Location of Structures on a Posterior-Anterior (PA) Chest Radiograph

    Chest Radiograph with Pulmonary Artery Catheter, Endotracheal Tube, Right Chest Tube, Left Chest Tube, Mediastinal Tube, and Nasogastric Tube

    Normal Findings on Chest Radiograph

    Abnormal Radiographic Findings

    Pulse Oximetry Readings

    Mechanical Ventilation

    Lung-Protective Ventilation Strategies

    Ventilator Alarms

    Tracheal Tube and Suction Catheter Sizes

    Chest Tube Maintenance


    Heart Sounds

    Differentiating Heart Sounds

    Heart Sounds in Relation to the ECG

    Characteristics of Heart Murmurs

    Murmur Grading Scale


    Quick VT 12-Lead Reference

    VT/SVT Differentiation

    Identifying the Axis by the QRS Complex

    ST Segment Elevation and Location of Ischemia

    Scale for Pitting Edema


    Classification of Pulse Strength

    Intraaortic Balloon Pump

    Effects of Co


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    About the editors

    Rosemary Adam

    Rosemary Adam is an EMS nurse with over 25 years experience in prehospital care (administrative, education, and ground and air transport). In 1996, Rosie developed the Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) ® course at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. As an educator, Rosie has developed teaching methods used by leading individuals in clinical EMS, emergency and flight nursing practice. Rosie has been a part of several writing projects with recent experience as a co-author of the Advanced Medical Life Support Instructor manual. Rosie has taught numerous programs and is experienced in curriculum development.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Nurse Instructor Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa

    Chris Cebollero

    Chris Cebollero is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Chris is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Critical Care Paramedic program and served as a military medic. Chris not only trains hundreds of students each year, he has also led a successful and well-recognized team of field training officers in an organization that runs 80,000 calls annually.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief Emergency Medical Services Christian Hospital St. Louis, Missouri